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Virgin Limited Edition news: Mandela Day

As the world gears up to celebrate Nelson Mandela's Birthday and Mandela Day to honour his extraordinary life and legacy. The Virgin Limited Edition and Ulusaba teams are getting ready to do our bit along with Richard Branson and Virgin companies from around the globe to support the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in South Africa.

Mandela Day is a celebration of the wonderful Nelson Mandela, his tireless struggle for human dignity and his lifelong commitment to pursue the greater good. His compassion, moral courage and vision of selfless leadership have been an inspiration to so many of us. Our goal is to mobilise a global movement for change and encourage millions worldwide to give time or funds to a good cause and inspire individuals s to take action and make every day a Mandela day by helping change the world for the better.

It doesn't take much to make a positive impact in the lives of others. If we were all to give just 67 minutes, one minute for every year of Madiba's fight for human rights and social justice, we can make a huge difference. Richard Branson will be spending his 67 minutes on July 18th mentoring a group of young entrepreneurs while our team at Ulusaba will be getting involved in the local high school library to categorise the books for the students to learn from and also will be planting a garden in the school for the children to enjoy both our staff and guests will have the opportunity to help and do their bit for Mandela Day.

For our friends around the world we can all do our bit to contribute to this extraordinary day. Visit www.mandeladay.com for further inspiration. You can make your pledge to give your 67 minutes at www.pledge4mandeladay.org.

If you wish to make a donation to honour Nelson Mandela's legacy, please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/NelsonMandela. You can also text MANDELA to 70107 to make a 5 donation to the Nelson Mandela Foundation from UK mobiles. If you are in the US, text MANDELA to 20222 and $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance.

All funds collected through this website and via text messaging will go directly to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Inaugurated by Nelson Mandela in 2004, the Centre focuses on three areas of work: the Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, Dialogue for Social Justice and Nelson Mandela International Day. For more information, please visit www.nelsonmandela.org.

Join us with Virgin Unite and support the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in honouring this exceptional leader and wonderful human being.

Enkosi kakhulu! Baie Dankie! Thank you!

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